Dean Keenan

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Dean Keenan
Personal information
Full name Dean Matthew Keenan
Date of birth (1985-10-15) 15 October 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender/ Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Clydebank 0 (0)
2002 Pollok
2002–2007 Greenock Morton 53 (1)
2008 Ayr United (loan) 15 (0)
2008– Ayr United 76 (2)
2011 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy (loan) 3 (0)
2012- Troon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean Matthew Keenan (born 15 October 1985, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Troon. He previously played for Clydebank, Ayr United and Greenock Morton.


Keenan grew up in Mosspark on Glasgow's Southside and attended Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School and later Lourdes RC Secondary School. As a regular and a stand out for both Primary and Secondary School teams a move into the senior game looked inevitable. Keenan began his professional football career at Clydebank where remained until the clubs demise. After leaving Clydebank, he began playing for amateur Glasgow side Pollok. His spell at Pollok earned him a move to Greenock Morton in 2002. He made his début for Morton in a cup-tie against Queen of the South in 2002 and was subsequently shown a red card following his tackle on former Celtic winger Brian McLaughlin.[1]

Keenan operates as either in defence or midfield.

He was loaned out to Second Division side Ayr United during the January 2008 transfer window.[2] He joined Ayr United permanently in May 2008.[3]

He also scored in the Ayrshire derby,[4] making himself a hero amongst the locals and is currently signed on a 2 year deal at Somerset Park. Season 2010-11 proved to be very frustrating for Keenan; after suffering a serious knee injury, he missed the entire season. He was signed on again for season 2011-12 to allow the tough tackling midfielder a chance to prove his fitness.

In October 2011, as he was due to have cartilage surgery, he was loaned out to Scottish Junior Football West Premier League side Kirkintilloch Rob Roy until January 2012.[5]

After being released by Ayr, Keenan signed for Junior side Troon.[6]


Greenock Morton[edit]



  1. ^ "Queen of the South 1–0 Morton". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Miller (sic) and Keenan to exit Morton". BBC Sport. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ayr snap up Walker and Keenan". BBC Sport. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ayr United 2–2 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Mike (14 October 2011). "Ayr United Look To Home Double To Lift Them Up The Table". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Keenan joins Troon". Scottish Football League. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 

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